To Autumn And The Curing Space

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In "'To Autumn' and the Curing Space" by Alan Bewell, delivers some arguments regarding New Historical views of Keat’s poem “To Autumn.” This poem is written as a life and rebirth of what is in front of the person and what is present in the reality of the real world to his readers. I think this New Historical reading of the poem is reinforced through this traditional reading of Keats's poetry. The poem has five different points (themes) which are presented with Bewell.
The first point of "To Autumn" is the natural world which contains the specific natural landscapes and images of the interaction between humans and the plants, describing the production of agriculture, a natural process that is controlled by people, moving outside of the human perspective which includes things that are not used or consumed by humans, and capturing some of the "wildness" and unpredictability of nature. This is supported by Bewell as he states the poem, “seems to absorb rather than extrovert that questing imagination whose breeding fancies, feverish overidentifications, and ambitious projects
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"To Autumn" refers to mortality by using the bees which thinks that the summer is everlasting or the "hook" that spares the poppy flowers from their unavoidable end. As the day begins to "die" in the final section, the entire landscape contributes to the song of mourning. As noted by Bewell, “the soft-dying day” (639) voices the deeper mournful realization of approaching mortality, as represented by the onset of winter. Additionally, he alludes to the landscape contributing to the appearance and acceptance of mortality with Keats’ line “touches the stubble-plains with rosy hue” (639) in which the sunset is merging with the landscape to create a picture of a dying sun (setting sun) setting on a landscape that is now more barren and darker since the harvesting from the summer
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